Supply Chain Management Associate, Global
Supply Chain Management Associate, Global
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.A pillar of CHAI’s strategy is helping governments identify which commodity-dependent interventions would be most effective, where these interventions should be applied, and the type and volume of commodities that malaria programs will require to achieve programmatic goals.
Overview of role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Associate to support national malaria programs in Anglophone West and East Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda) to make key commodities routinely available, in the right quantities, at the required points-of-care. This position will work with CHAI country teams and government partners as well as suppliers, distributors, and regional stakeholders to improve the management of vector control, diagnostic and treatment commodities. The Associate will work with national malaria program staff on supply chain planning at a national or sub-national level, with a focus on knowledge transfer and “leave behind” tools and interventions that can be owned and managed by the national staff. In addition, the associate will work with CHAI global and country-based team colleagues to facilitate the national programs’ uptake of appropriate digital information tools and systems and determine CHAI’s strategic approach toward private sector commodity markets in this region.
CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff. The successful candidate must have a deep personal commitment to producing results and working independently, able to manage multiple tasks at once and make sound decisions regarding data analysis without daily supervision. They will have solid fluency with analytical software (e.g., MS Excel, SAS, STATA, SPSS, R), and will be capable of conducting rapid quantitative analysis and communicating the results to decision-makers. They will have a strong track record of producing accurate demand forecasts at the national or sub-national level (in the public or private sector), as well as experience in supply chain strategy and design (ideally by creating novel solutions and de novo tools to aid public sector stakeholders). The successful candidate will be highly skilled at problem-solving and relationship building, and they must have excellent communications skills and cultural sensitivity as they will be working closely with global and country partners.
- Compile information on registration, quantification, procurement and distribution processes and timelines for malaria vector control, diagnostic, and treatment commodities, and document key gaps and recommendations for CHAI’s engagement;
- Work closely with CHAI country teams (in Anglophone West and East Africa) and government partners to integrate available data sources and build models to quantify and forecast demand for malaria commodities distributed by the public and private sectors;
- Outline key indicators and protocols to monitor quality assurance and distribution processes for products distributed by the private sector;
- Ensure adequate procurement and distribution of commodities to all relevant levels of the health care system through planning, data analysis and visualization, and coordination across stakeholders;
- Establish supply chain monitoring & evaluation (M&E) indicators to track progress and impact over time, and routinely report findings;
- Collaborate with government partners, CHAI country teams, and other stakeholders, to identify data & capacity gaps that impact procurement, supply, and distribution systems, and build solutions that fit the needs of the malaria program in the context of the national health system;
- Identify new avenues for CHAI engagement with national malaria programs and the private sector for improved supply chain management.
- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree required, and 3+ years working in health commodities management, public health, business, management consulting, health commodity market intelligence, finance or a public sector advisory position in a related field
- High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Experience working in an international context and/or entrepreneurial environment
- Exceptional analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written, oral, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving) skills
- Ability to think strategically and anticipate future consequences and trends
- Ability to work well both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in a fast-paced work environment, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize
- Ability to travel up to 50% as needed
- Experience and willingness to work in high-risk, developing settings
- Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission.
- An MPH, MS in public health, public policy, supply chain management, or experience working in public health, particularly with an analytical focus (epidemiology/statistics)
- Experience using advanced analytical software (e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, R)
- Graduate degree in supply chain or logistics
- Experience working with logistics management (eLMIS) and/or health information (DHIS2) systems
- Experience working in developing countries, particularly on health-related initiatives with data visualization applications
- Experience working in pharmaceutical or medical device market research, market intelligence, wholesale distribution, or commercial strategy
- Knowledge of major global infectious disease problems
- Experience working with governments and institutions in sub-Saharan Africa